COVID-19 Info in Plain Language

COVID-19 in red text. Background in blue with floating spiked coronavirus cells.

Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA), a Vermont Self-Advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities, has created an easy to use guide on Coronavirus-19.

What’s Inside?

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How do people get it?
  • What happens if you have it?
  • When to call the doctor.
  • How sick does COVID-19 make you?
  • How can I stay healthy, or not get it?
  • If I am sick, what should I do?
  • If my staff person is sick, what should I do?
  • What do I do if someone I live with gets sick?
  • How do I say hello to my friends?
  • Where can I go these days?
  • Why is it important to do all of this?
  • Is there a shot to get so I do not get sick?
  • Is there a medicine?
  • What do I say to my friends if they get scared, or very nervous?
  • I have a job. I am worried about missing work.
  • Make a plan in case you have to stay at home.

Plain Language Information on Coronavirus



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